It’s important to keep HVAC equipment clean and free of built-up dirt and debris. Hygienic duct cleaning and the disinfection of system components are also key to achieving proper indoor air quality. While this step assists facilities managers in their efforts to maintain healthy IAQ for occupants, static pressure is another consideration. Static pressure is […]

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a critical concern for businesses and organizations that care about the well-being of their occupants. Poor IAQ leads to a range of health issues and impacts overall productivity. One essential tool used in commercial duct cleaning, like PURE-Duct, to enhance IAQ is the negative air machine. In this article, we’ll […]

The building facade serves as its protective shield against external elements, but its significance extends beyond aesthetics and weather protection. It plays a crucial role in determining the indoor air quality (IAQ) within the building. Poorly designed or maintained facades can lead to a host of IAQ issues, which can negatively affect the health and […]

When it comes to the functioning of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems, insulation plays a crucial role in maintaining energy efficiency and temperature control. However, the HVAC insulation health hazards associated with older and degraded fiberglass insulation within single-walled air handler units cannot be overlooked. Over time, as fiberglass insulation breaks down, it […]

07 Aug 2023

Ensuring the health and well-being of students and staff is a top priority for any K-12 school. Mold growth is a common concern that can negatively impact indoor air quality and, subsequently, the overall learning environment. In this article, we’ll delve into the importance of addressing mold concerns in school buildings and HVAC systems, offering […]

31 Jul 2023

As the summer break comes to a close, it’s time to prepare your primary school for the much-awaited back-to-school opening. One of the most critical aspects of this preparation is creating a safe and healthy learning environment for our students and staff. One key factor that often goes unnoticed but has a significant impact on […]

Cubic feet per minute (CFM) is a measurement used to quantify the flow rate of air or gas in a system. It represents the volume of air that passes through a specific point in the system in one minute. CFM is commonly used in various industries, including HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems, to […]

Historic flooding occurred in New England as a result of a mid summer weather system that dumped torrential rain from Vermont to New York’s Hudson Valley. Officials say the storm has already wrought tens of millions of dollars in damage. In New York, Gov. Kathy Hochul said at a news conference Monday the storm sent […]

Wildfire smoke can infiltrate a building’s HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system through various pathways, including outdoor air intakes, cracks, gaps, and openings in the building envelope, and leaks in the ductwork. Once inside the HVAC system, the smoke particles can be distributed throughout the building, affecting indoor air quality and potentially causing health […]

19 Jun 2023

As a facility management professional it is essential to have a comprehensive understanding of different types of air handler units (AHU) used in commercial HVAC systems. This document aims to provide a comparative analysis of three commonly used air handler units: Chilled Water Air Handler Unit, Package Air Handler Unit, and DX (Direct Expansion) Air […]